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  1. @Danilo there is this power user script function available, that can help you mass edit plant styles in a drawing. It has a UI but it might not be "easy" to use as it's not really a feature, but more a power tool.


    You can give it a try to see if it will work for you at all, but. be careful as it's not official feature. The plan is to make this a user feature in the future.


    Make a document script and type in the following VectorScript:




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  2. 4 hours ago, Kaare Baekgaard said:

    I am somewhat surprised, that you would not immediately know the difference between true beziers and the much more rudimentary Vectorworks variety.


    @Kaare Baekgaard I might be misunderstanding it, but this animation looks like edit convenience. Both nurbs are standard (rudimentary) besier [from what I can see] but the mode allows editing the two curve vertices around a corner vertex at the same time, giving you the chance to preserve smoothness through the corner vertex. But I do understand that this is a convenience, that would be nice to add to our tool too.



  3. On 1/31/2023 at 1:29 AM, Sue CW said:

    Did you get your answer Garrett?

    Yeah, he managed to see it working. It was a question of cleaning his user folder, and he was able to see the content.


    From what I see in your reply, yes if you have a custom workspace that is not based on Landmark or Designer, you'll have to add the Laubwerk tool manually. 

  4. @zoomer Vectorworks will recognize Laubwerk catalogs that were installed separately. It also allows you to select an additional folder to be searched for laubwerk Catalog (a menu under the three dots at the top right corner of the Laubwerk Plant Catalog dialog)


    As for the missing thumbnails, we'll check what's going on, they should show up even though the plants are located outside Vectorworks.

  5. @Oaktown The full content is automatically included if your license contains the Landmark product. Any other product will get those 5 default plants.

    The Design Suit contains Landmark, and should list you the entire content.

    Can you make sure the about box states Design Suit?

    If so, then you can try deleting the cache at "<user folder>\Vectorworks\2023\Plug-ins\Data\Laubwerk" and use the Laubwerk tool again.


    if you still cannot see the full content, please send me an email at vstanev@vectorworks.net

  6. Here is a little random information on textures and images.


    Textures can be taken from the shaders:



    As for the images itself, there is a class


    but I’m not sure how useful it is.


    I would rather look into VCOM interface VectorWorks::Imaging::ICompressedImage for example. See the others in this namespace

    They are located in the SDK, and automatically/should be included in your project:



    You can use it like this:

    using namespace VectorWorks::Imaging;
    ICompressedImagePtr image( IID_CompressedImage ); // create an instance
    Image->CreateFromObject( h );


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  7. @Cachino King It looks like you need to you use the ISDK function:



    It will give you the faces and texture mapping of the object you provide. Essentially, it's like rendering the object, only it renders into a callback.


    Send me an email to vstanev@vectorworks.net and I can send you some code snippets.

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  8. Hi @Tobias Kern,


    There is one major thing about the difference between Worksheets and Data Tag.


    The Data Tag is associated and reports data of one object. It does allow access to Worksheet functions but only the ones that are related to a single object. This means that you cannot query or work other objects in the drawing. So, when we talk about using Worksheet functions in the Data Tag, this only means the ones that extract information from one object only, e.i. non-criteria based functions.


    Worksheets can work in two modes:

    1. A regular cell, which you use Worksheet functions with criteria. This is a mode where the functions will extract information from the entire drawing.

    2. A Database cell, which uses non-criteria functions, because the objects are determined by the DB criteria.


    Now, worksheets cannot mix #1 and #2 in one cell. This means that you cannot use criteria-functions in a DB row context. But you can have a cell combining different cells by logic.


    The Data Tag does not support #1 at all.


    However, I understand the need, and it would make it a great improvement in the future.


    For now, you have to use a Worksheet to achieve such reporting.





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  9. 15 hours ago, Myke said:

    but this time regarding the UUID

    This is a unique identifier, used to uniquely represent an interface, or implementation of an interface.

    You can generate unique identifiers for your plugins, here is some information on how:



    15 hours ago, Myke said:

    how to exchange data between Vectorworks and the SD

    The SDK is an API that accesses the Vectorworks model.

    I guess you should familiarize yourself with the Vectorworks model:



    Then look at the VWFC::VWObjects namespace, and you'll see wrapper classes for the various types in the model.


  10. On 12/18/2021 at 7:54 PM, Myke said:

    My last question that I have is whether or not I could use C# over C++? If I understand correctly some of the SDKs functionally can be loaded into a DLL and then be referenced from a C# environment.


    Hi @Myke it is possible to make C# plugins, but that is connected with having to build your own bridge between C++ and C# as all of the Vectorworks SDK is in C++. I'm afraid it wont be as simple as loading DLL. I mean it could be, but you'll have to create your DLL to load in the C# environment.


    Again, it's not impossible, but it might require more work in C++ that anticipated.


    Also, I'm not sure how C# would work on the Mac, if there is a requirement to work on the Mac.


    Depending on the complexity on your project, it might be better to stick with C++. But if it is complicated, it might worth it to build your own C++/C# transition layer.

  11. @hollister design Studio @lgoodkind We have reverted the old behaviour, and you will see the change in the upcoming SP2 release in couple of weeks.


    FYI. The change was made to reduce confusion when attributes are set to hatch together with hatch joint pattern, in which you get two hatches on top of each other. Making even more confusion is not a good solution, se we reverted it to think of a better approach to solve the original problem.


    Thank you for reporting this.

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  12. Hi @tbexon


    Yes, unfortunately this is a regression that we need to investigate further.


    For now, you can use the following code the check this:

    str = vs.GetVWRString('Vectorworks/Strings/2103 *', '6') # The localized 'True' value
    str = vs.GetVWRString('Vectorworks/Strings/2103 *', '7') # The localized 'False' value


    This is the actual string returned by vs.GetRField, and it would be better to use anyway instead of the vs.EvalStr workaround.


    Also, this is compatible with previous versions of Vectorworks.




  13. Hey @Jayme McColgan 

    Do you have sub folders in your source code structure? If so, you have to have '__init__.py' (and empty file) in each folder and included in the xml.

    The vso/vsm/vst feed in the compiled .pyo files in the Python engine. It sounds like the Python engine is still looking for files.

    I think it would be best if you can send me an email with the information, so I can reproduce it on my end and see what's going on.

    email: vstanev@vectorworks.net

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